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Highlight Water: Charging full cost can encourage more efficient use
Flat-fee water charges are still common in parts of Europe. Such schemes, where users pay a fee regardless of the volume used, do not encourage efficient behaviour, either in households or agriculture, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Policy Document C source code Council Directive 75/440/EEC
Council Directive 75/440/EEC of 16 June 1975 concerning the quality required of surface water intended for the abstraction of drinking water in the Member States
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Publication text/x-sh Hazardous substances in Europe's fresh and marine waters — An overview
Chemicals are an essential part of our daily lives and are used to produce consumer goods, to protect or restore our health and to boost food production, to name but a few examples. Some chemicals, however, are hazardous, raising concerns for the environment and human health. Hazardous substances are emitted to fresh and marine waters via a number of pathways and can have detrimental effects on aquatic biota. Humans can be exposed to hazardous substances in water through the ingestion of contaminated drinking water and the consumption of contaminated freshwater fish and seafood. A wide range of legislation now exists in Europe to address the release of hazardous substances to the environment, including water. New challenges exist, however, including the issues of chemical mixtures and emerging pollutants.
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Common environmental theme Freshwater - National Responses (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Outlook 2020 (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Drivers and pressures (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - State and impacts (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Why care? (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - National Responses (Belgium)
Nitrogen management plans in the Belgian regions
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Belgium
File City of five seas: Environmental Atlas of Europe — Russia
Nizhny Novgorod has a population of 1.3 million and is one of Russia's most important industrial cities. Its process manufacturing plants are heavily reliant on water, supplied from the Volga River and one of its tributaries, the Oka. The region's drinking water also comes from the Upper Volga Basin.
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